General – Innovation
Amsterdam-based GBM Works is proud to announce, together with its partners, that the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has approved €5.558.934 in subsidy for SIMPLE III, a GROW project.
The support provided by RVO and the project partners for SIMPLE III (total budget of €10.788.839) will be used to execute large-scale offshore tests with the Vibrojet technology.
The data generated during the project, including drivability and noise measurements, will take GBM’s silent installation method to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 and will provide the outstanding information to complete the Technology Qualification process of the technology.
SIMPLE III represents the final research project for Vibrojet technology before it can be applied on a commercial scale.
The SIMPLE III project is only possible with a strong group of partners, which includes Atlantic Shores, CAPE Holland, Deltares, DEME, Ecowende, Eneco, GBM Works, Shell, TNO, Van Oord and Vattenfall.
Ecowende, Shell and Eneco will support the project with funds and with the selection of the test location. Van Oord will provide the installation vessel. Atlantic Shores, Vattenfall and DEME will provide funds and offshore expertise. CAPE Holland will supply the Vibro-hammer for the tests. TNO will lead the noise scope. Deltares will lead the laboratory experimental campaign and support the geotechnical research and offshore activities. GBM Works will coordinate the project and provide the Vibrojet technology and hardware.
In addition to the project partners and RVO, SIMPLE III is also supported by GROW. By facilitating key processes during the submission, execution and closure phases of the project, GROW ensures that administrative steps happen neutrally and efficiently.